Exceptional Canadian documentaries and VR showcased at MIP 2017

first_img Facebook TORONTO and MONTREAL, March 27, 2017 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Telefilm Canada, have once again partnered with Canadian industry leaders to feature compelling content at this year’s MIPDoc and MIPTV.Three thought-provoking Canadian documentaries will share the spotlight at MIPDoc, taking place in Cannes on April 1 and 2. Three innovative Canadian virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) productions will also take centre stage at MIPTV, between April 3 and 6. Canadian producers will have the opportunity to share their expertise and showcase their quality productions to over 10,000 international global audiovisual industry leaders attending the subsequent events.Canada: a factual content production powerhouseAccording to the Canadian Media Producers Association, the documentary genre accounted for the largest single share of projects produced in Canada in 2015-2016. Canadian producers made 449 documentaries in that year, which accounted for approximately one-third of all film and television projects produced by Canadians and 40 per cent of all Canadian official coproductions. Canadian documentary production volumes reached $322 million, an increase of 18 per cent over the previous year. The CMF and Telefilm will feature the following three documentary projects at the MIPDoc session on April 2, 2017 at 11:15 am (CET), entitled “Canadian Documentary: When Creative Talent Takes Over.”Abandoned, Vice Canada (Ontario): Skateboarder Rick McCrank explores abandoned places with the people who love them long after the lights have gone out.Rhino’s Cry (Le Cri du Rhinocéros), Groupe Fair-Play (Québec): Actor Marc Labrèche tackles the difficult question of whether artists’ creativity has an “expiry date” by taking viewers on a touching journey into the lives of renowned Québec artists whose careers have spanned many years.Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, Rezolution Pictures (Québec): The story of a missing chapter in the history of North American music: the Indigenous influence. This Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary features music icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Randy Castillo, and others; while showing how these talented Indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.“Beginning with the National Film Board of Canada in the 1940s, our country has a long tradition in documentary filmmaking,” said Carolle Brabant, Telefilm Canada’s Executive Director. “So it’s with great pride that we witness one of the most interesting developments in 21st-century content creation: the rising popularity of this art form. With their ability to inform, challenge, shock and delight audiences in equal measure, Abandoned, Rhino’s Cry and Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World all promise to have successful international careers.”Through the Theatrical Documentary Program, in partnership with the Rogers Group of Funds, Telefilm supports Canadian production companies looking to finance feature-length documentary projects in production and post-production.Canadian VR and AR continue to soar highAccording to a Digi-Capital forecast, by 2020 the global VR market will reach US$108B. The International Data Corporation forecasts that Canada will spend $723M on AR and VR products and services in 2017 — an increase of more than 535% over last year. Canada’s market is predicted to reach $7.1B by 2020. From entertainment to healthcare, through education and industrial applications, new ways of using AR and VR are constantly being developed.The quality of VR and AR content is progressing exponentially thanks to the creativity and innovation of creators around the world, many of them in Canada. Recent data indicates that, currently, 22.5M people consume VR content around the world. A figure which is expected to reach 154M by 2020.“Creators around the world are turning to VR projects as a way to produce experiences that push the limits of art and technology. Canadian companies are at the vanguard of innovation in this technological and creative revolution,” said Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, CMF. “Since 2012-2013, the Canada Media Fund has invested in 59 innovative VR and AR projects, totaling $24.4M in funding. We also continue to promote Canadian VR at major markets such as MIPTV. We are eager to see what the future of VR holds and are certain that our investments in this new medium will deliver increasingly high-quality, immersive content for all to experience.”The following three Canadian AR and VR projects will be featured at a session on April 4, 2017 at 11:15 am (CET), entitled “Discover How Canadian VR and AR Give a New Dimension to This Artform.”Quand la foule devient cirque (When Spectators Become Performers), Ingrid Ingrid (Québec): Using their smartphone, spectators will take part in an urban and collective experience that reinvents the notion of a live show by transforming their experience from one of spectators to that of performers.Multi-Sensory Virtual Reality Historical Vignettes, SimWave Consulting (Ontario): A VR experience transporting users to the Great War trenches in 1917 France, with a particular focus on the impact Canadian Soldiers had in the battle of Vimy Ridge. This will be coupled with another multisensory VR experience taking users inside the train which carried King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on their 1939 Royal Tour across Canada.Welcome to Wacken, Secret Location and Banger Films (Ontario): An interactive VR documentary that takes viewers deep into Germany’s Wacken Open Air, the biggest heavy metal festival on earth. With the ability to hop across the grounds in an instant, users are granted impossible access to the event’s most restricted areas.Alongside the three featured VR projects, the CMF and Telefilm will exhibit an additional two Canadian VR productions at the MIPTV Canada Pavilion. These are Trek by Quebec’s Minority Media VR, and Bear 71, produced by the National Film Board of Canada’sVancouver studios.For more information on the Canadian exhibitors at MIPDoc and MIPTV, please click here.About the Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.About Telefilm Canada—Inspired by talent. Viewed everywhere.Celebrating 50 years in 2017, Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2013, the Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Precision Drilling to buy Trinidad Drilling in friendly deal valued at 1

first_imgThe Trinidad board is unanimously supporting the Precision offer and rejecting a previous hostile takeover bid of $1.68 per share cash from Ensign Energy Services Inc., also of Calgary, that was announced on Aug. 30.However, the transaction requires approval from two-thirds of votes cast by Trinidad shareholders and a simple majority of Precision shareholders at separate special meetings.A combined Precision-Trinidad would have more than 200 active rigs in its North American fleet after the transaction, and 322 total rigs. Of those, Precision has identified 50 that would be held for sale.It projects more than $30 million in annual synergies from the combination, through improved corporate efficiency and facility consolidations.Precision shares closed Thursday at $4.44, making the offer of 0.445 share worth about $1.98 per Trinidad common share. Trinidad shares closed Thursday at $1.84 per share on the Toronto Stock Exchange.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – Two of Canada’s largest oil and gas drillers have agreed to combine in a deal worth about $1.03 billion, positioning them to have the third-largest contract drilling fleet in the United States.Under the friendly deal reached by the two Calgary-based companies, Precision Drilling Corp. will buy Trinidad Drilling Ltd. in exchange for shares worth about $540 million. Precision will also assume $477 million in debt.If the deal closes as expected, Trinidad shareholders will own about 29 percent of Precision, which is Canada’s biggest contract drilling company.last_img read more

Since Independence Delhi elected only seven women to Lok Sabha

first_imgNEW DELHI: In last seven decades, Delhi in the Lok Sabha elections has elected only seven women lawmakers compared to 60 men MPs, and over half of the Lok Sabha houses since Independence have seen no women representation from the national capital. However, Delhi did elect its first woman MP right in the first parliamentary elections and the winner was Sucheta Kriplani, a freedom fighter and an associate of Mahatma Gandhi.Kriplani contested from New Delhi on a ticket of the Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party, founded by her husband Acharya Kripalani. She defeated Congress’ Manmohini Sehgal, a member of the Nehru-Gandhi family. In 1957, Kriplani switched to the Congress and was re-elected. After a long gap, she was followed by Subhadra Joshi of the Congress. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderJoshi, who was also the first woman MP from Punjab, was elected from Chandni Chowk seat, defeating Bharatiya Jan Sangh’s Ram Gopal Shalwale by over 45,000 votes in 1972. During the Emergency in 1975-77, she opposed every move by Sanjay Gandhi, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s son, to demolish structures in her constituency to “beautify” the city. She had earlier defeated Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1962 in Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh. After Joshi, Delhi elected Sushma Swaraj (South Delhi) and Meira Kumar (Karol Bagh) in 1996 and 1998 respectively. Sushma Swaraj (BJP) defeated Congress’ Kapil Sibal by 1.14 lakh votes and later Ajay Maken, also of Congress, by 1.16 lakh votes. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMeira Kumar (Congress), who created history in 2009 when she was elected the first woman Speaker, defeated BJP’s Kalka Das in 1996 by over 41,000 votes. She defeated BJP’s Surender Pal Rathawal in 1998 but her victory margin shrunk to 4,826 votes. Similarly in 1999, Anita Arya (BJP) was elected from Karol Bagh, the only reserved constituency in Delhi, defeating Meira Kumar. Meanwhile, in 2004 and 2009, Krishna Tirath of Congress was the lone woman candidate to won from Delhi. In 2004, she defeated Anita Arya in Karol Bagh and BJP’s Meera Kanwaria in 2009 from North West Delhi. In 2014, amid a ‘Modi wave’, Meenakshi Lekhi won from the prestigious New Delhi seat and became Delhi’s seventh woman MP. She defeated Aam Aadmi Party’s Ashish Khetan by 1.6 lakh votes. It is worth mentioning that out of these seven women MPs, some of the Delhi women MPs held key positions during different governments. Such as Kripalani had later became India’s first woman Chief Minister –when she was given charge of Uttar Pradesh. Similarly Meira Kumar became the first woman Speaker of the Lok Sabha, while Sushma Swaraj was the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi. She is also the second woman to become India’s External Affairs Minister after Indira Gandhi. On the other hand, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, Union minister Smriti Irani, author Jenis Darbari and AAP leader Rakhi Birla have also contested from Delhi but have not been lucky. Dikshit contested from East Delhi in 1998 but was defeated by BJP’s Lal Bihari Tiwari. She later served as Delhi CM for 15 years till 2013. Irani, who joined politics after working in television serials, lost to Kapil Sibal in Chandni Chowk in 2004. Similarly Jenis Darbari contested in 1999 and 2004 from South Delhi as an independent but lost. She was selected as Honorary Consul General for Republic of Montenegro in New Delhi. AAP’s Birla, who was later Deputy Speaker of Delhi Assembly, was defeated by BJP’s Udit Raj.last_img read more

Ottawa to invest 300million into Pratt Whitney jet engine research

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ottawa has announced a $300-million investment in Pratt and Whitney Canada to help the company develop and build the next generation of jet engines.The government says the money will help support nearly 1,500 jobs over the next five years.Pratt & Whitney Canada, a unit of United Technologies Corp, said it will invest more than $1-billion over 4.5 years in research and development spending, which includes the $300-million from Ottawa.Industry Minister James Moore and Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel made the announcement at company facilities in Mississauga, Ont., and Longueuil, Que., where much of the work will be done.The contribution by the government is a $300-million repayable contribution through its Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative.Pratt and Whitney Canada employs 6,000 in Canada.The company is building the new geared turbo fan engines that are being used on Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft which is undergoing flight tests.The Canadian Press, with a file from ReutersCanada’s R&D subsidies are too rich, require review: University of Calgary studyOntario considering new tax incentives to spur R&D investment, improve productivity read more

Your Money Season ticketholders need to watch for pitfalls when selling tickets

When autumn rolls around, sports fans usually have plenty to be excited for. Basketball stars return to the court, hockey players hit the ice and baseball and soccer teams head for their playoff stretches.There is no shortage of games, but attending them can be a costly affair, so many season seat holders sell some of their tickets to recoup a portion of their cash.Cory Lucas, a realtor who owns six Edmonton Oilers seats, has been selling some of his tickets for the last four years.Lucas usually sells his tickets at face value, which he bases on a list the Oilers provide him. However, the Oilers’ rough last season meant he had to price some of his seats below face value.He recommends prospective resellers avoid selling single seats because most people want at least two. If you have to break apart a set of seats, leaving one unsold, he says it’s worth factoring it into your price because it will be hard to make money off a lone ticket.When pricing seats, he also suggests thinking about which teams are playing.“When the Leafs come through town, it is actually disgusting how much you can sell them for,” he says. “Prime games like that are the ones I usually hold and try to get a little more for.”The timing of the game should also be factored into the price, Lucas says. Games around the December holidays can usually fetch a pretty penny because they’re often given as gifts and Saturday night matches tend to be a money-maker too, he says.“Try to go a little higher on those ones… and don’t discount until you absolutely have to,” he says.If you are going to price tickets significantly higher than face value, beware of teams that try to discourage resellers from marking up the price of their spare seats by doling out consequences.Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, the owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Argonauts and Toronto FC, for example, reportedly began charging people they suspected of being “commercial resellers” a 30 per cent premium to renew their seats last season.Lucas likes to sell many of his tickets to friends, family and clients, but says he often has some of his best luck online.He recommends sellers look for Facebook groups dedicated to fans looking for tickets. Lots of members and plenty of recent posts are often a good indicator of a promising group.Sellers can also use online platforms including Stubhub and Ticketmaster, but Lucas warns they often take a cut of the sale or come with surcharges.Many resellers like to put most of the tickets they have for sale at the start of a season to avoid a scramble just to make any money off them, if their team tanks down the road.“If there is a big game coming up, most people, if it’s something they really want to go to, they’ll just look well in advance,” said Lucas. “The cheapest time to ever get a ticket is…four hours before the game, when the people who are stuck with their tickets are just trying to unload them.”Aside from big games and ones on Saturday night or around the holidays, he recommends trying to sell seats when you can.“My first year I was trying to be a little too greedy and there was a little bit of a surge for a game and I missed it because I was holding out and I ended up selling for less than I probably could have,” he said. “Don’t get greedy because you are better off selling them for $15 less than you think you should so you don’t have to scramble and get rid of them later on.”In all his years of reselling, Lucas has never dealt with a scammer. He avoids shady buyers by never sending his tickets over before he receives a payment. Sometimes, he takes the step to meeting buyers in person to ensure a buyer is credible.If you’re selling multiple seats and are leery about making the transfer online, he recommends asking for half the payment to send over one seat before transferring the rest.“You have to be careful,” he says. “Once your tickets are gone, they are gone.” Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press read more

Financial accountability officer says Ontario Liberals refuse info he needs

TORONTO – Ontario’s budget watchdog says the Liberal government is still withholding key information he needs to do his job.Financial accountability officer Stephen LeClair says his office made six information requests of government ministries and agencies in its first year of operation, but received only four partial answers.LeClair says ministries too frequently cite a cabinet confidentiality exemption that he believes does not apply to forecasts of future government revenue and spending, and make it more costly and difficult to do his duties.He says it’s difficult toknow if a bill is a good idea without having access to the government’s forecasts of its impact, or to know if there are areas of uncertainty that his office should point out to MPPs.LeClair made similar complaints about being refused government information when he released a report last fall into the Liberals’ plans to privatize Hydro One.The Progressive Conservatives say they wonder what the Liberals are hiding by refusing to co-operate with the financial accountability officer, while the New Democrats say the government clearly has a problem with independent oversight.“The Liberal government has tried to undermine the auditor general, they’ve fought with the ombudsman and they are refusing to give the FAO the information he needs to do his job,” said NDP finance critic Catherine Fife.“A premier that’s so focused on keeping secrets clearly isn’t interest in what’s best for Ontario families.”The Liberals agreed to create the financial accountability office to get the NDP’s support for the 2013 Ontario budget when they were in a minority and needed votes from another party to avoid triggering an election campaign. Financial accountability officer says Ontario Liberals refuse info he needs by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 26, 2016 12:15 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 26, 2016 at 1:33 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN Chief says new arms treaty will end free for all nature

“With the ATT, the world has decided to finally put an end to the ‘free-for-all’ nature of international weapons transfers,” Mr. Ban said at a special event marking the Treaty’s opening for signature.“The ATT is substantive and robust, but its effectiveness will depend on the willingness of States to ensure its full implementation.”Mr. Ban appealed to major arms-trading countries in particular to be “first movers” and bring their national legislation in line with the requirements of the treaty, which will come into force 90 days after it has been ratified by 50 nations.Although the ATT will not control the domestic weapons use, once ratified, it will require States to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms and regulate arms brokers, among other objectives. “The eyes of the world are watching arms traders, manufacturers and Governments as never before, Mr. Ban said. “The treaty will provide an effective deterrent against excessive and destabilizing arms flows, particularly in conflict-prone regions,” Mr. Ban said. “It will make it harder for weapons to be diverted into the illicit market, to reach warlords, pirates, terrorists and criminals, or to be used to commit grave human rights abuses or violations of international humanitarian law.”The ATT is the first international treaty regulating the global arms trade. It was overwhelmingly approved two months ago in the UN General Assembly by a vote of 154 to three – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Iran and Syria – with 23 abstentions. The vote was the culmination of a decades-long push to halt illegal shipments of weapons such as missiles, combat aircraft and attack helicopters.Mr. Ban underlined that the ATT brings hope “to millions of women, men and children who live in deprivation and fear because of poorly controlled international arms trade and the proliferation of deadly weapons,” and added that it will also enhance the enforcement of arms embargoes imposed by the Security Council and help promote social and economic development.During the special event this morning, Angela Kane, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, said that the day opens “a new chapter in which States will sign up to an international contract bringing responsibility and transparency to the global arms trade.” While the treaty is “not perfect,” she said it is certainly “robust.” read more

UN rights expert joins call for concerted global action to fight human

“Partnership is the backbone for effective coordinated efforts to implement a human-rights based approach while addressing this multi-faceted phenomenon,” said the human rights experts from the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the Organization for Co-operation and Security in Europe (OSCE), on the occasion of the European Anti-Trafficking Day.“Cooperation between origin, transit and destination countries, but also with regional and international mechanisms, as well as private stakeholders such as multi-national corporations and civil society organizations, is essential for comprehensive responses to trafficking in persons.”The UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Joy Ezeilo, underlined that trafficking is a grave violation of human rights which leads to further abuses.“The rights of victims should be the beating heart driving all efforts towards eradicating this phenomenon which leads thousands of women, girls, men and boys in situation of profound exploitation and violence,” Ms. Ezeilo said. “The victims, whose rights are stolen, have to be protected, assisted, provided remedies, and re-integrated.” Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar industry which has trapped some 21 million men, women and children in forced labour. According to 2005 estimates released by the International Labour Organization (ILO), profits generated in the sex industry alone are as high as $32 billion a year. Furthermore, nearly one-third of all victims of human trafficking officially detected around the world between 2007 and 2010 were children, according to a report released in December 2012 by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) citing data from 132 countries.The President of the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), Nicolas Le Coz, emphasized that countries have a responsibility under international and European law to provide protection to victims to ensure their moral and physical integrity and prevent re-victimization, including by prosecuting and punishing the traffickers.“Given the worrying proportions human trafficking has taken, there is a need to move from a national security model to a human rights-based approach in order to better identify and assist victims of trafficking who are often undocumented migrants,” Mr. Le Coz said. For the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, “the realization of a victim’s right to effective remedies is at the core of the human rights-based approach as redress and compensation are the key stepping stones on the path to full recovery and social inclusion without fear or stigma.” The three international expert mechanisms stressed that “a universal human rights-based approach is paramount to end human trafficking in the world today.” read more

Matt Ryan Is Our Midseason MVP

Now that each team has played at least half its games in the 2016 NFL regular season, we’ve got ourselves an excuse to look at who might take home the major year-end awards if they were handed out today. Note that these are not projections of who will win these awards at the end of the season, but who is most deserving through nine weeks of play.Most Valuable Player: Matt Ryan, QB Atlanta FalconsThe AP Most Valuable Player award has gone to a running back or quarterback in every year since 1987. In all but seven of those years, a quarterback won the award.1This includes 1997, when Brett Favre shared the award with running back Barry Sanders, and 2003, when two quarterbacks (Peyton Manning and Steve McNair) were also co-MVPs. In eight of the last nine seasons, including the last three, a quarterback won the award. And by nearly all measures, Ryan is on pace to outproduce those last three winners: Peyton Manning in 2013, Aaron Rodgers in 2014, and Cam Newton last year. 2014A. Rodgers34152065.64,3813858.7 2015C. Newton29649559.83,83735107.2 YEARQUARTERBACKCMP.ATT.CMP%YARDSTDSINT.ANY/A Source: pro-football-reference.com Ryan’s high completion percentage and low interception total are even more impressive considering how far he’s throwing the ball downfield: His average completion has come 7.83 yards downfield, the farthest in the league according to the NFL’s Game Statistics & Information System.Ryan’s remarkable 9.30 adjusted net yards per attempt average would rank third all time if it holds up, and while Tom Brady (10.68) is currently ahead of him, Ryan has thrown 179 more passes than Brady has this year. As good as Brady’s been, four games can’t compare to nine, especially when those nine have been this good. Ryan has the 8th-highest passer rating through nine weeks of any quarterback since 1960,2Minimum 150 attempts, and six of the seven quarterbacks ahead of him on that list wound up winning the AP MVP that season.3The exception was Milt Plum, who had a magnificent season but played on a run-first team (he barely made the cutoff with 151 pass attempts through nine weeks) led by Jim Brown.Offensive Player of the Year: David Johnson, RB Arizona CardinalsThe Cardinals running back leads the league with 1,112 yards from scrimmage through eight games. He’s averaging over 80 yards rushing and 50 yards receiving per game, which has only been accomplished by four other players in NFL history. But what’s most impressive has been his consistency: Johnson has gained at least 100 yards from scrimmage in every game this year, making him just the 12th player since 1960 to do that in each of his team’s first eight games. Every other player this year has at least three team games in which they failed to gain 100 total yards.4Murray is the only other player with at least six such games, but his Titans have already played nine games. He’s also averaging 4.5 yards per run and 11.6 yards per reception while scoring eight touchdowns, showing that Johnson’s season hasn’t been fueled only by a heavy workload.Defensive Player of the Year: Von Miller, OL Denver BroncosWith J.J. Watt injured, this award is — theoretically, at least — up for grabs. But Miller has left no doubt as to the identity of the league’s top defender, picking up where he left off in last year’s Super Bowl. Miller leads the NFL in sacks, with 9.5, and is the driving force behind the most dominant pass defense in the NFL. As a team, the Broncos bring pressure on a league-high 38 percent of QB dropbacks — only two other teams are above 30 percent. Miller is also underrated against the run, and combined with Denver’s No. 2 ranking in defensive DVOA through eight weeks, this all make him an easy choice.Offensive Rookie of the Year: Dak Prescott, QB Dallas CowboysPrescott and his backfield teammate, Ezekiel Elliott, have been the best two rookies this season by a large margin. Elliott not only leads the NFL in rushing with 891 yards, he also has the third-most rushing yards of any rookie through eight games since 1960. Elliott has exceeded the lofty expectations associated with the fourth overall pick, and yet….The AP began issuing this award in 1967, and until 2003, just one quarterback had won the award.5That was when Buffalo’s Dennis Shaw edged out Dallas running back Duane Thomas for the honor. But six of the last 12 winners have been quarterbacks. How does Ryan compare to the last three QBs to win MVP? 2016M. Ryan (prorated)38855669.65,2984179.3 2013P. Manning45065968.3%5,47755108.9 Average of above36255864.94,5654388.3 That reflects both the growing importance of the quarterback position, and fact that young quarterbacks are playing earlier and better than ever. And, arguably, no rookie quarterback has been more impressive in his first eight games than Prescott. He’s averaging 8.75 adjusted yards per attempt, the highest rate of any rookie passer through eight games since at least 1960; his 7-1 record is also the best of any true rookie.6Technically, Dieter Brock had a 7-1 record through his first eight games in the NFL, too. But Brock was a rookie in name only: He had a long career in the Canadian Football League before joining the NFL at age 35. And forget rookies: He currently ranks second in the NFL in Total QBR. Prescott has been every bit as good at his position as Elliott has, so the tiebreaker goes to the quarterback for excelling at the more valuable position.Defensive Rookie of the Year: Jatavis Brown, LB San Diego ChargersBrown leads all rookies in solo tackles with 42, and that’s despite missing yesterday’s game with a knee injury. He’s recorded six tackles for loss, tied for second most among rookies. He’s one of just three rookies with multiple forced fumbles, one of seven rookies with at least four pass breakups, and one of seven rookies with three or more sacks. An inside linebacker, Brown shows up with the top rookie defensive backs in some categories and top rookie defensive linemen in others, all while providing solid run support. Without Brown, the Chargers defense allowed five touchdowns against Tennessee, furthering Brown’s argument for defensive rookie of the first two months.Comeback Player of the Year: Tie: DeMarco Murray, RB Tennessee Titans, and Melvin Gordon, RB San Diego ChargersA year ago, DeMarco Murray had just had one of the largest dropoffs in running back history, rushing for just 46.8 yards per game a year after averaging 115.3 yards per game in 2014. Most had written off Murray when he signed with Tennessee after battling hamstring injuries and Chip Kelly’s system during his one year in Philadelphia.Melvin Gordon’s 2015 may have been even worse. He was labeled a bust after his rookie season, when he failed to score a touchdown and averaged just 3.5 yards per carry. His season ended with him on injured reserve, and he had microfracture surgery in January.And yet, along with Johnson and Elliott, these have been two of the best four running backs in the NFL. Both Murray and Gordon rank in the top three in rushing yards, rushing first downs, rushing yards after contact, and total touchdowns. Neither player had high expectations entering this season, making their comeback seasons even more impressive.Coach of the Year: Jack Del Rio, Oakland RaidersThe New England Patriots are, by a good measure, the best team in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys are 7-1, and have far exceeded expectations after Tony Romo went down in the preseason. Bill Belichick has masterfully guided his team, per usual, and the Patriots seem well-positioned to make another Super Bowl run. Jason Garrett has used his offensive prowess to coax historically great seasons out of a pair of rookies.And yet, the Oakland Raiders are 7-2. Jack Del Rio, owner of a perfectly average 82-82 career record, probably isn’t the coaching equal of Garrett, to say nothing of a comparison to Belichick. But for one half-season, Del Rio has had the magic touch this year, hitting the right button in Week 1 and not letting up since. Oakland has a 1533 Elo rating, the highest for the team in over five years. The Raiders may not yet be great or their success sustainable — the team has outscored opponents by just 22 points so far this year — but through nine weeks, Oakland’s success has been one of the main stories of the season. And while assigning the head coach credit for surprising seasons is an inexact and frustrating habit, the Raiders’ progress under Del Rio — an improvement from 3-13 to 7-9 last season, and the hot start this season — is undeniable. read more

Andy Murray Hotel maid stalked me around Europe after stroking arm as

first_img“She then turned up at a couple more tournaments in the hotels that I was playing at in Rotterdam and Barcelona.”I don’t know if that is a fan thing, but that was a bit extreme.”The two-time Olympic gold medallist also disclosed that he bought a Range Rover even though he had yet to pass his driving test.Murray told the Scotsman: “My apartment that I bought in London would be the biggest thing I ever bought, but I bought a Range Rover which I couldn’t actually drive because I didn’t pass my driving test until I was 22. But my girlfriend drove it for me and for herself.” Andy Murray has claimed that a hotel maid started stalking him after appearing at his bedside and stroking his arm.The double Wimbledon champion, 29, had been playing a tour event and went to bed, placing a “do not disturb” sign on the door.However, he said that early the next morning he woke up to find the maid at his bedside, looking at him and stroking his arm.The maid was then seen again at a number of other hotels Murray was staying in as he competed round Europe, he claimed. Kim Sears, left, and Halle Berry Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Murray is currently in Beijing for the China Open, where he faced Andreas Seppi in his opening match. He hopes to clinch the No 1 player slot in the coming weeks.He also played a part in Great Britain’s unsuccessful defence of the Davis Cup as the side lost to Argentina in the semi-finals in Glasgow. Murray said: “At one of the tournaments that I played, there was a maid in the hotel.”I had the ‘do not disturb’ sign up on the door and she came in and sat on my bed and started stroking my arm at about seven in the morning when I was still sleeping. Andy Murray described his wife Kim, left, as the most gorgeous person in the world, while Halle Berry, right, came in at number twoCredit:AFP/Getty/Rex Features I don’t know if that is a fan thing, but that was a bit extremeAndy Murray When asked who he thought the most gorgeous person in the world was, Murray placed wife Kim as his number one, but said actress Halle Berry would be second on his list.He also confessed to hating all movies to do with sport and that he is obsessed with fantasy sports online such as football and basketball.last_img read more

Howlin looking at incorporating public sector allowances into core pay

first_imgMINISTER FOR PUBLIC EXPENDITURE and reform Brendan Howlin has said his department is not seeking to slash allowances for certain public sector workers that would essentially mean another cut in their pay.Speaking to the Public Accounts Committee this morning, Howlin said the department’s aim “will be to achieve a simplification in the way we pay these groups and incorporate allowances into core pay.”The Minister said there were “structural weaknesses and a lack of transparency” in the way that groups like teachers, Gardaí and the defence forces were paid as allowances make up a significant proportion of their total wage.“It would be neither practical nor reasonable to take away so unilaterally such a large portion of their pay,” he said.Howlin had said yesterday that 88 allowances would be targeted and abolished but told the committee today that those particular allowances were not a huge part of core pay.Addressing the committee, the Minister said this is the first time “anybody has drilled down into allowances and the structure of public service pay”.Howlin said he regarded the Croke Park Agreement as “an extraordinary tool for change” and that most of his EU colleagues would give their right arm to have such an agreement.Minister of State Brian Hayes said the agreement would allow the department to reform its entire human resources operation to achieve savings of 26 per cent and move towards a more open plan working environment.Howlin told the committee that changes within the public sector were vital as “frontline services will suffer unless we continue to implement these reforms”.Read: Any cut in allowances is in breach of Croke Park agreement say unions>last_img read more

On the fringes The smaller parties looking for your vote

first_imgIN CASE YOU missed it, Ireland goes to the polls on 23 May.While many will grumble that the options being served up on local and European election ballots are more of the same, this year will see a number of smaller parties attempt to win votes.Here, we look at some of those who have already declared.Anti Austerity AllianceThe AAA is the evolution of the Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes, which itself was an offshoot of the Socialist Party and other left-wing organisations.Though the AAA features a number of candidates who ran under, and were elected the Socialist Party banner, there is no mention of the Socialist Party on their website.In addition to long-time politicians, the group is experimenting with running “real people”, who are mostly community activists or people who were inspired to run in reaction to the Property Tax and incoming water charges.Despite the freshness of their candidates, their stated aims are combative.“Next May gives us a chance to wipe out the parties enforcing austerity, to replace their councillors with genuine fighters for ordinary people and to send a powerfulmessage against the disastrous policy of austerity in general.Notable Candidates: Sitting councillors Ruth Coppinger, Matt Waine, Tony Kelleher, Eugene Coppinger, Ciaran McKenna and Mick BarryDirect Democracy IrelandAfter garnering 570 votes for their three candidates in the 2011 general election, Direct Democracy scored a major upset in the Meath East by-election.Party leader Ben Gilroy managed to usurp the Labour candidate and finish in fourth in the race. That result took many of the headlines, despite Fine Gael’s Helen McEntee claiming the victory.Since then, the party has been in the headlines, but not always for the right reasons.The party says that it’s goals include stopping payments to bondholders, reducing mortgages, abolishing household taxes and protect services.“[We aim] to provide the people of Ireland an alternative to the current model of governance which will ensure that election promises are kept and that the interests of the people of Ireland are the deciding factor in all decisions of the government.”Notable probable candidates: Ben Gilroy, Raymond WhiteheadNational Independent PartyOn the other side of the political fence is the newly-formed National Independent Party.Launched this month, the party say they want to “reclaim the current political landscape for the betterment and protection of Irish Citizens”.They call their stance “forward” as opposed to right or left. They say that they have 120 members, aiming to reach 300 before the 2016 election. Although they have no stated aims to run this year, they may look at 2014 as a dry run for 2016.They advocate leaving the Euro, stopping economic migration and a “balanced immigration policy”. They are led by Martin Critten, a former company director.“We must face up to the fact that if we wish to solve our problems we must do it for ourselves. No one else will solve them for us. We must take full responsibility for our own future.”Notable candidates: None yet.ÉirígíSeven years after removing itself from Sinn Féin, the socialist republican party Éirígí faces its second local election this year.It does so with two sitting councillors, Dublin City Council’s Louise Minihan and John Dwyer who sits on New Ross Town Council in Wexford. Minihan made headlines in 2010 when she threw red paint over then Health Minister Mary Harney.Minihan had left Sinn Féin for Éirígí in 2009.Their aims include fighting austerity, protecting the Irish language, the removal of Britain from Northern Ireland and a unification of the country.Notable potential candidates: Louise Minihan, John Dwyer.Read: 23 May the big day for wannabe councillors and MEPSlast_img read more

The Taoiseach is back in Brussels today for talks on the Ukraine

first_imgTAOISEACH ENDA KENNY and junior minister Paschal Donohoe will today attend a meeting of the European Council in Brussels with a focus on the situation in the Ukraine.A summit of European Union leaders will discuss what the response should be, after Russian President Vladamir Putin signed a treaty claiming the Black Sea region of Crime as Russian territory. Sanctions have already been placed by the international community but more are likely to be put in place after this development.Leaders will also discuss the European semester, the 2020 strategy and topics like energy and competitiveness as well as preparatons for the upcoming EU Africa summit.The European Council will also take stock of ongoing work on banking union and taxation issues.Read: “Putin’s Mein Kampf” – How the world reacted to Russia’s annexation of Crimea>Read: “Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian servicemen” PM claims>last_img read more

Police respond to shooting in Northeast MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have responded to reports of a shooting in Northeast Miami-Dade.Officers could be seen investigating the area near Northeast Sixth Avenue and 150th Street, Thursday afternoon.The incident is believed to have begun after three men in a black truck were talking to someone when shots were fired. One person stumbled across the street and ended up in the parking lot of a market across the street.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue transported the victim to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.Police are now searching for an older model black Dodge Ram truck, believed to have an aluminum tool box in the back.The streets in the area have also been closed off while police investigate.If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 4 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At Southern New

first_imgMANCHESTER, NH — It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following Wilmington students on being named to the Winter 2019 Dean’s List:Emily MonteforteRael GallucciSteven LangenfeldKaitlyn McLarenThe winter term runs from January to May.Eligibility for the Dean’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.5-3.699 and earn 12 credits for the semester.About Southern New Hampshire UniversitySouthern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with an 86-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving more than 130,000 learners worldwide, SNHU offers over 300 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as the “Most Innovative” regional university by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each learner. Learn more at www.snhu.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Southern New Hampshire University via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Receive Academic Honors At Southern New Hampshire UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List & President’s List At SNHUIn “Education”4 Wilmington Students Earn Academic Honors At Southern New Hampshire UniversityIn “Education”last_img read more

Its Always Sunny star reveals Mythic Quest Ravens Banquet trailer for Apple

first_imgA new show from the It’s Always Sunny stars.  Ubsioft/Screenshot by GameSpot Ubisoft’s E3 press conference went from gaming to TV real quick when Rob McElhenney from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia got on stage to talk about his new show for Apple TV Plus. Those watching the E3 event on the ground in Los Angeles and streaming live were treated to a mini trailer for the show, which you can watch below.Called Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, the new show will star McElhenney as Ian Grimm, the head of a game studio who has “an ego the size of a city bus.” In the show, the studio is about to release an expansion to its popular MMORPG, Mythic Quest.McElhenney brought in Charlie Day and Megan Ganz from IASIP to develop the show and partnered with produced by Ubisoft Film and Television.There’s no release date yet for the Apple TV Plus service or this show. It also stars David Hornsby (Cricket on IASIP), Danny Pudi (Community), and F. Murray Abraham (Homeland).mythic-quest-rob-onstage-ubisoft-apple-tv-plusGrimm is definitely an evangelist… of himself. Screenshot by CNET Upcoming E3 press conferencesMonday, June 10Square Enix — 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET)Tuesday, June 11Nintendo (livestream only) — 9 a.m. PT (noon ET)We’ll be thereCNET will be on the ground, covering covering E3 2019 alongside our sister site GameSpot. We’ll update this page throughout the show as more games are announced. TV and Movies Video Games Digital Media Tags 16 Photos 0 reading • Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet trailer brings It’s Always Sunny team to Apple TV Plus Ubisoft Apple • Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw E3 2019 Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know See All Post a comment Share your voice Originally published 1:52 p.m. PT. Microsoft shows off Xbox trailers, hardware, services at E3 E3 2019last_img read more

Assam publishes part draft of NRC 19m names in

first_imgRegistrar General and Census Commissioner of India Sailesh addresses a press conference in Guwahati on 1 January 2018. Photo: IANSThe Assam government has published the part draft of the much-awaited National Register of Citizens (NRC) which includes names of 1.9 crore people of total 3.29 crore applicants in the state, an official said.Registrar General of India (RGI), Sailesh said this while addressing a press conference at 11.45 pm on Sunday and said the names of the rest of the people are at various stages of verification.The status of inclusion of names can be checked in the websites – www.nrcassam.nic.in, www.assam.gov.in, www.assam.mygov.in and www.homeandpolitical.assam.gov.in, the Office of the State Coordinator of National Registration (NRC) posted on its official Twitter page.The RGI said the complete NRC will be published within the year 2018.He said this is only the part draft of the NRC and that there is no need to worry if anyone’s name has not been included in the part draft that has been published.“It only means that his or her name is at some stage of verification,” he said.The NRC authorities had received applications submitted by 3.29 crore people, accompanied by six crore documents, of the state for inclusion of heir names in the NRC.The process of updating the NRC began in 2013 and it was carried out under the guidance and instruction of the Supreme court.last_img read more

Build Roomier LEGO Hyperdrive with New Star Wars Set

first_img Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… LEGO fans rejoice! It has been quite a while since we have seen any new sets based on the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Disney has been distancing themselves from “The Young Anakin Tales” for the last couple years in anticipation for the new prequel and stand alone films. With the announcement of prequel characters showing up in Battlefront II and now this lovely Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive set coming out, it is looking like Disney is lifting the Episodes I, II & III quarantine.This set looks like a ton of fun to build. LEGO has learned over the years that including more figures push sales. So now we get to recreate the fun scenes from the big stormy battle of Kamino with characters including Obi-Wan, Jango Fett, young Boba Fett & R2-D2. But what makes this set stand out the most is the Jedi Starfighter’s Hyperdrive. Here is the official word on the release.“Help Obi-Wan keep one step ahead of Jango Fett in his Jedi Starfighter! Dock with the hyperdrive, grab the handle and warp to distant planets in no time. Add some firepower with the stud shooters and spring-loaded shooters, then pull the trigger to release the ship. Will Jango be able to track you down? That’s for you to decide…Play at warp speed with Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter With Hyperdrive! Warp into action with Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter With Hyperdrive, featuring stud blasters, spring-loaded shooters, quick-release grab handle, three mini figures and a droid figure.Speed across the galaxy with Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter With Hyperdrive. This detailed LEGO brick recreation of the ship featured in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones includes an opening mini figure cockpit, space for the R4-P17 Astromech Droid top section and 2 stud shooters, while the large hyperdrive features 2 spring-loaded shooters, big engines, and a grab handle for enhanced play and quick release of the docked model. This impressive set also includes three mini figures and an Astromech Droid figure.”• Includes three mini figures: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jango Fett and young Boba Fett with mini legs, plus an R4-P17 Astromech droid figure.• Features Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter and a buildable hyperdrive. • Jedi Starfighter features an opening mini figure cockpit, space for the R4-P17 Astromech Droid top section (with storage space for the torso inside the ship) and two stud shooters. • Hyperdrive features two spring-loaded shooters, big engines and a quick-release grab handle for enhanced play. • Dock the Starfighter with the hyperdrive and pull the trigger to release it again. • Grab the handle and zoom the model around the room. • Hyperdrive stands on any flat surface. • Relive exciting scenes in space from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. • Jedi Starfighter measures over 3” (8cm) high, 11” (28cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide. • Hyperdrive with docked Jedi Starfighter measures over 10” (27cm) high, 11” (28cm) long and 12” (32cm) wide.That’s right. We are officially getting the Hyperdrive set we’ve deserved for years now! There was one set before it that featured the blue Jedi Starfighter and included Obi-Wan & Kit Fisto figures. Two Jedi, one lightsaber. It didn’t make sense to me either. This time around the hyperdrive looks to be a tad bit roomier for the Jedi Starfighter; while the inclusion of the blast dart, saber for Obi-wan and figure stands are a nice addition. The set will run you $129.99 and should be out around the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.Credit from The Brick Fan Stay on targetlast_img read more

Scientists take another step towards quantum computing using flawed diamonds

first_img Citation: Scientists take another step towards quantum computing using flawed diamonds (2011, March 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-scientists-quantum-flawed-diamonds.html Explore further More information: meetings.aps.org/Meeting/MAR11/Event/138902 (PhysOrg.com) — David D. Awschalom, of the Center for Spintronics and Quantum Computation, University of California, Santa Barbara, in a paper published recently in the Bulletin of the American Physical Society, describes a way to connect the laser-induced spinning of an electron in a free (defect) space in a diamond, with a nearby nitrogen atom in its natural state, thus, providing a means for creating a quantum data bit (qubit). Turning down the noise in quantum data storagecenter_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com Awschalom’s discovery takes advantage of the fact that some diamonds have a flaw in them, which at the atomic level means holes are left in the lattice that make up the diamond structure. It is well known that these extra electrons can be made to spin by lasers or even microwaves; what Awschalom did was figure out a way to measure the slight magnetic pull between the free electron and the nucleus of a nearby nitrogen’s atom, all based on the spin of the free electron, and then to use that data to ascertain characteristics of the nitrogen atom. And that’s all you need to create a qubit.It’s been noted that the spin generated by the laser only lasts about a 100 nano-seconds, which granted isn’t very long, but certainly long enough for a high speed computer to perform many calculations. The exceptional thing though is that because the time frame is so short, it would be virtually impossible for anyone to slip in and manipulate the system, thus making a future computer, almost impossible to hack.To look at the system another way, imagine an array of tops, all spinning for just one second; if you could ascertain the state of something else, say the string that was pulled to cause each top to spin, based purely on the data contained in the spinning top, then you‘d have the equivalent of a qubit; and in quantum computing, that’s all you really need; well, that and a method for creating an array of just tops, or with the diamond, all defects. Scientists have for years been intrigued by the idea of a quantum computer; a machine that relies on natural atomic structures and phenomena; such a machine would be able to perform calculations based on existing materials, such as the flaw in a diamond, rather than have to build them from scratch from comparatively bulky materials. Such a machine would dwarf the capabilities of modern computers due to such physical things as the close proximity of atoms relative to one another as compared to the distance data must now travel through micro-processors, much less data I/O channels.With his paper Awschalom shows an actual example of a real world way to create an environment where cubits can be created, observed, and maybe even used to someday create an actual quantum computer; yet another step in a very long process. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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CCS modules and applications make it possible to process virtually all documents and information from any source to be stored in an enterprise archive. This includes CDs, documents, images, video, sound, reports and any other pertinent information.Modularity is important because no equipment, treatment or process is identical across departments and partner institutions. The available products that make up the suite complement each other to result in a more productive workflow for physicians, more efficient patient management and better care for patients. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read morelast_img read more